Irvington Community Elementary School is a tuition-free public charter school sponsored by the Indianapolis Mayor's Office of Education Innovation. Our school is open to all students. ICES features year-round school days, highly skilled teachers, well-rounded curriculum, and community-based support. ICES strives to make a difference in the lives of our students by preparing them not only academically but as contributing members of society.
The elementary school’s team of highly qualified teachers includes Special Education, Physical Education, Art, Music, and Spanish teachers dedicated to developing cultural capital in our students. Instructional assistants are available in every grade level to support students’ learning through small- group instruction and one-on-one intervention. Literacy and math coaches provide instructional interventions for the most at-risk learners. Irvington Community Elementary School also provides a full-time licensed school counselor to assist students with their social and emotional development.
At ICES, student achievement is our highest priority! Students are exposed to a rigorous curriculum from kindergarten through fifth grade. Learning is evident through a full range of classroom assessments, as well as through standardized testing and testing preparation. ICES subscribes to the Northwest Evaluation Association’s computer-based adaptive assessments three times per year for all students, along with Indiana’s ISTEP+ exams for third through fifth grades. All students are also evaluated three times a year to establish their independent reading levels using the Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading benchmark assessments. Through this combination of assessments, students’ academic growth is measured and any areas of needed intervention are identified.